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During the Reign of George IV: The Catholic Relief Act of 1829

The Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, passed by Parliament in 1829, was the culmination of the process of Catholic Emancipation throughout Britain. In Ireland it repealed the Test Act 1673 and the remaining Penal Laws, which had been in force since the passing of the Disenfranchising Act of the Irish Parliament of 1728. 842 more words

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The First World War

The book I read to research this post was The First World War by John Keegan which is an excellent book which I bought from kindle. 368 more words

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Exquisite Excerpt from and the History Behind "The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy"

Exquisite Excerpt from “The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy”

 To give you a look at The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy, I thought I might provide you a taste of the story line with two short excerpts and a bit about the historical setting.  2,165 more words

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April 16th 1889: Charlie Chaplin born

On this day in 1889 the famous silent film star Charlie Chaplin was born in London. Chaplin came from a musical family, but his family fell on hard times and he spent his childhood on the streets of London. 200 more words

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Georgian Happenings: The Wapping Coal Riots of 1798

Wapping Coal Riots of 1798
By Regina Jeffers

Coal was a major source of heat and an important commodity to London’s financial stability. As such, ships filled with coal called in at the various ports of London on the River Thames. 852 more words

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April 15th 1989: Hillsborough Disaster

 

On this day in 1989, 25 years ago today, the Hillsborough disaster occurred in Sheffield, United Kingdom. A human crush during an FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium led to the deaths of 96 people. 429 more words

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